mental interests and abilities
She is more of a poet than a rational scientist, for her mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion. The language of music, art or poetry comes naturally to Gloria Steinem, and she is also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic terms. Translating her thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for Steinem at times she may consequently appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was especially true of Gloria Steinem as a child, and she probably daydreamed a good deal as well. She is intuitive and able to sense the thoughts and feelings of others even before they say anything to her. Gloria often forms an opinion about a person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and her impressions are usually correct. Steinem can be somewhat absent-minded and she becomes so immersed in her own thoughts that she overlooks things in her immediate, tangible environment. Gloria Steinem is extremely open-minded and believes that anything is possible. Intangible or spiritual forces seem just as real to Gloria Steinem as anything in the concrete world. Her imagination and sympathetic understanding of other people are two of her greatest gifts.
Gloria has an introspective turn of mind and may enjoy keeping a journal or a record of her dreams and personal experiences, or learning about psychology, history, and the inner workings and emotional foundations of her own life.Steinem is studious and something of a bookworm.
Often Gloria's emotions and her logic are out of sync with one another. What Gloria Steinem feels or subconsciously wants or believes is quite different from her conscious thoughts. Thus she may have trouble becoming clear about a given situation or making up her mind. Gloria Steinem functions best when she takes time to reflect, brood and incubate her ideas and decisions, utilizing her intuition and emotions as well as her reasoning. If Gloria Steinem studies her dreams and their messages she will be surprised to discover how often her true feelings about someone or something are significantly different from her conscious stance.
Putting her feelings into words does not come very easily, and Gloria Steinem may feel awkward trying to articulate and communicate on subjects other than the purely factual or intellectual. However, finding an outlet through writing or telling her feelings would be very gratifying for Steinem.
Her mind is intuitive, imaginative, colorful and strongly influenced by imagery or fantasy. Steinem sees the world with the eyes of an artist or a poet, and the hard sciences, as well as fields of endeavor based on concrete facts, rules or rigorous logic, are not Steinem's forte. At times she is able to perceive things that other people cannot - e.g. the "aura" of a place or a person - while at others, Gloria Steinem apparently does not see and/or overlooks things that are blatantly obvious to others. One problem Gloria Steinem is prone to is that she projects her fantasies, wishes and dreams onto other people or external circumstances and simply fails to see what is actually at stake.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Pisces
Mercury in 4th house
Moon Quincunx Mercury
Mercury Opposition Neptune